Online Test - Keys 2 Cognition

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    • Published: 07-29-2014 05:37 am

      " Before you begin...
      Thank you for helping us with our research. If you are familiar with Jungian psychology, cognitive science or models of development, we ask you to set aside any ideas you may have.

      Instructions: Please read carefully each of the 48 phrases below. For each phrase:

      Indicate how often you do skillfully what the phrase describes.
      Use dictionary definitions and go with the overall meaning most comfortable to you.
      If you don't understand a phrase then mark it as "not me."

      This is a serious questionnaire to help you discover what cognitive processes you use well, as opposed to surface behavior or what you value. Some cognitive processes may be outside your awareness or experience, so just understanding the various phrases is part the assessment. Some phrases may take time to reflect.

      What You'll Get: Based on your responses, you will get a cognitive development profile along with a best-match personality code, best-match temperament, and descriptions of your likely preferred cognitive processes. You will also receive suggestions for further exploration."
    • Published: 07-29-2014 06:38 am
    • Here is my result, INTP. I often get INTP on online-tests.

      "Understanding Your Results
      A profile of your cognitive development is presented below, based on how you have described yourself. A 4-letter personality type code and temperament are also presented for your convenience if you are familiar with those frameworks. Most people find their results match their 4-letter personality type code and temperament. That is, we tend to develop what we prefer and vice versa. As you reflect on your cognitive profile, keep in mind that sometimes we develop a cognitive process to meet the demands of our environment or use a process well in one area of our lives but not others.

      The Eight Processes
      Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung identified four mental functions — today known as cognitive processes. We focus our attention and gather information using Sensing (S) and iNtuiting (N), and we organize our experiences and make decisions using Thinking (T) and Feeling (F). Jung described how each of these four processes plays out in a person's "internal world" (I) of thoughts, feelings, memories and imagination; and in the "external world" (E) of actions, people, tools and organizations. Thus, 8 cognitive processes (Se, Si, Ne, Ni, Te, Ti, Fe, Fi).

      Basic and Developed Use
      Each cognitive process can be engaged in a basic, unsophisticated way reflecting our natural human capabilities. Almost everyone can engage each process in some basic way. Beyond this, you will engage some cognitive processes in a more sophisticated, developed way. This is usually the result of innate preference plus lifelong growth and practice, which equals development.

      Perceiving—how we focus our attention and gather information

      Cognitive Process Basic (Passive) Use Developed (Active) Use
      extraverted Sensing (Se) Notice sensory data in the environment. Trust your instincts and take action relevant to the moment and current context.
      introverted Sensing (Si) Recall tangible data and experiences. Stabilize a situation by comparing it to what is expected, known and reliable.
      extraverted Intuiting (Ne) Notice abstract patterns as they emerge. Shift a situation's dynamics and explore imaginative potential possibilities.
      introverted Intuiting (Ni) Receive "ah-ha" insights and realizations. Persue a greater level of awareness to transform who you are and how you think.

      Judging—how we organize our experiences and make decisions

      Cognitive Process Basic (Passive) Use Developed (Active) Use
      extraverted Thinking (Te) Follow steps, points and time tables. Create structure, reason by measures and evidence, and implement complex plans.
      introverted Thinking (Ti) Adhere to definitions and impersonal principles. Analyze a problem using a framework, and find an angle or leverage by which to solve it.
      extraverted Feeling (Fe) Honor others' needs and preferences. Connect with people by sharing values and taking on their needs as yours.
      introverted Feeling (Fi) Adhere to personal beliefs about what's important. Evalute situations and choose what you believe is congruent with your personal identity.

      Development is more than basic or developed use of processes in isolation. Excellent use of a cognitive process involves both basic and advanced use as appropriate, and ability to deploy other processes in its service. Average to good use usually means we can use the process in limited situations or use it well but only with the aid of other processes. Poor use means basic use at most. Finally, we may get ourselves into trouble when we don't use a process at all.

      Your Cognitive Development Profile
      The forty-eight questions you rated earlier tap into the eight cognitive processes. Some questions tapped into basic or developed use of a process used by itself, while other questions tapped into use of multiple processes at once. The profile below is based on your responses. The number of squares indicate strength of response. The equivalent numeric is shown in parentheses along with likely level of development.
      Cognitive Process Level of Development (Preference, Skill and Frequency of Use)
      extraverted Sensing (Se) ************************** (26)
      average use
      introverted Sensing (Si) ***************************** (29.9)
      average use
      extraverted Intuiting (Ne) ********************************* (33.3)
      good use
      introverted Intuiting (Ni) ********************* (21.8)
      limited use
      extraverted Thinking (Te) ***************************** (29)
      average use
      introverted Thinking (Ti) *************************************** (39.2)
      excellent use
      extraverted Feeling (Fe) *************************** (27.7)
      average use
      introverted Feeling (Fi) ********************************* (33.1)
      good use

      Summary Analysis of Profile
      By focusing on the strongest configuration of cognitive processes, your pattern of responses most closely matches individuals of this type: INTP

      Lead (Dominant) Process
      Introverted Thinking (Ti): Gaining leverage (influence) using a framework. Detaching to study a situation from different angles and fit it to a theory, framework or principle. Checking for accuracy. Using leverage to solve the problem.

      Support (Auxilliary) Process
      Extraverted Intuiting (Ne): Exploring the emerging patterns. Wondering about patterns of interaction across various situations. Checking what hypotheses and meanings fit best. Trusting what emerges as you shift a situation’s dynamics.

      If these cognitive processes don't fit well then consider these types: ENTP, or INFP

      If these results are different from what you know of yourself, you might consider why your developmental pattern does not align with your expectation. You might also consider exploring this result as a possible better fit.

      The Four Temperaments
      Corresponding best-fit temperaments based on your profile: Improviser; secondly Theorist; then Stabilizer; and lastly, Catalyst.
      To read more about the four temperaments click here.

      Sixteen Patterns
      Jung observed that everyone has potential access to all eight cognitive processes but that we each prefer one as dominant — playing a lead role — with a second process playing a support role. Your two preferred cognitive processes allow you to do information gathering and decision making, introverting and extraverting. Maybe you prefer introverted Intuiting in a lead role with extraverted Feeling in a support role, or maybe you prefer extraverted Sensing in a lead role with introverted Thinking in a support role. Or maybe you prefer some other pairing. These pairings tap into sixteen possible patterns which are often represented using a 4-letter code. Here are the sixteen type patterns and the preferred cognitive processes associated with each:

      Type Lead Process Support Process
      ESTP extraverted Sensing introverted Thinking
      ISTP introverted Thinking extraverted Sensing
      ESFP extraverted Sensing introverted Feeling
      ISFP introverted Feeling extraverted Sensing
      ESTJ extraverted Thinking introverted Sensing
      ISTJ introverted Sensing extraverted Thinking
      ESFJ extraverted Feeling introverted Sensing
      ISFJ introverted Sensing extraverted Feeling
      ENTJ extraverted Thinking introverted Intuiting
      INTJ introverted Intuiting extraverted Thinking
      ENTP extraverted Intuiting introverted Thinking
      INTP introverted Thinking extraverted Intuiting
      ENFJ extraverted Feeling introverted Intuiting
      INFJ introverted Intuiting extraverted Feeling
      ENFP extraverted Intuiting introverted Feeling
      INFP introverted Feeling extraverted Intuiting

      Validity and Reliability of Results
      As of October 2005, over 3000 people have taken this cognitive assessment. There are many ways to validate an assessment. A common statistical method called factor analysis confirms there are eight distinct cognitive categories (all items in the assessment that tap into the same cognitive process have a correlation of at least r=0.2 and most have r=0.4 to r=0.6.) Furthermore, people who have taken this assessment and reported their 4-letter type code have received results that matched their type code 75% to 80% of the time. This is excellent performance since the reported type may be inaccurate even when "validated" or from a professional assessment. Even when the type code does not exactly match, the temperament result matches over 95% of the time. Thus, you can consider your results here as valid as those from any professionally developed assessment.

      Further Exploration
      What if the 4-letter code reported here is different from what you expected? Say your type code result here is ESTP and the type you are familiar with for yourself is INTJ. Even though the type codes look quite different, you may have rated the cognitive processes for these two types rather closely. Also, keep in mind the cognitive profile is based on your responses. Continuing with the example, if you didn't think of yourself as an ESTP, then you would want to explore why you rated highly a phrase such as "freely follow your gut instincts and exciting physical impulses as they come up." This phrase clearly does not fit with the INTJ type pattern. Please visit for more information and exploration. You may also be interested in "8 Keys to Self-Leadership" by Dario Nardi."
    • Published: 07-29-2014 08:07 am
      Updated: 07-29-2014 08:12 am
    • Well, that's a first. ISFP. (But Ni and Ti was high too)

      Cognitive ProcessLevel of Development (Preference, Skill and Frequency of Use)
      extraverted Sensing (Se) ******************************* (31.3)
      good useintroverted Sensing (Si) **************** (16.7)
      limited useextraverted Intuiting (Ne) ************************** (26.3)
      average useintroverted Intuiting (Ni) ********************************** (34.1)
      good useextraverted Thinking (Te) ************************* (25.1)
      average useintroverted Thinking (Ti) ********************************** (34.3)
      good useextraverted Feeling (Fe) ******************************** (32.7)
      good useintroverted Feeling (Fi) **************************************** (40.3)
      excellent use Summary Analysis of Profile
      By focusing on the strongest configuration of cognitive processes, your pattern of responses most closely matches individuals of this type: ISFP
      [quote]Lead (Dominant) Process
      Introverted Feeling (Fi): Staying true to who you really are. Paying close attention to your personal identity, values and beliefs. Checking with your conscience. Choosing behavior congruent with what is important to you.

      Support (Auxilliary) Process
      Extraverted Sensing (Se): Immersing in the present context. Responding naturally to everything tangible you detect through your senses. Checking with what your gut instincts say. Testing limits and take risks for big rewards.[/quote]
      If these cognitive processes don't fit well then consider these types: ESFP, or INFJ
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